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Frog-art exhibit opens Saturday

The Disappearing Frogs Project, a multimedia art exhibit, will open Saturday at the Charlotte Art League Gallery, 1517 Camden Road.

Artist Terry Thirion created the project to raise attention to the worldwide decline in frogs. About 100 other artists contributed paintings, sculptures and photographs that will be on exhibit through February.

Exhibit events, all free, include:

• A Feb. 1 presentation and discussion by University of British Columbia biologist Monica Pearson at 5 p.m.

• A Feb. 7 opening reception at 6 p.m.

• “Green Heaven Spa” puppet shows at 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 1, Feb. 7, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22.

• A Feb. 15 panel discussion, at 5 p.m., with James Madison University amphibian researcher Reid Harris, Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins and Stephen Hutchinson of Mecklenburg Park and Recreation.

• A Feb. 22 open mic, music, poetry and discussion closes the project at 6 p.m.

Details: terrythirion.com/disappearing-frogs-project/

Henderson: 704-358-5051; Twitter: @bhender
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